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I’m Sorry To Report Collin Fellows Has Passed Away

12 Nov

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It’s with a heavy heart I tell you that an amazing quilter, activist, person, dog lover, and husband passed away. I found out today in a post from Collin’s husband, Marlin, that Collin had a heart attack this morning and passed away. When I first read it, I just didn’t quite process it. I had just chatted with him like 6 weeks ago. He was coming home from a retreat, and he was so excited to share it with me. I asked him for an interview on one of his latest quilt tops, and I just didn’t have to time to do it. I very much regret that. I would have very much loved to talk to him more about quilting, but I am afraid that time has passed. Later this week I’ll post something more in depth, but right now I’m just too sad to write it up. Collin, my kind sir, you will be very missed, by many, many people. My heart goes out to Marlin and the two beautiful dogs he left behind. I’m so sorry.

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Some Baby Quilts

19 Oct

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I know what you’re thinking… Eric, I thought you don’t do commissions anymore!!! You are correct, but someone special asked for them, and so they got them! Sometimes I like making bright and cheery things… Now, I will never admit that in person, but occasionally, not everything has to be dark saturated colors. The other kicker is, there are two different quilts in the same style. One’s more green, and one is more blue!

To be honest, I’ve probably only heard like 3 Phish songs if that, but the parents these are for are super into Phish. It was fun embroidering the Phish fish on there. Dealing with the puckering after the one embroidered block was not fun, but hey, they got done! Now I can finally work on my Anthems Quilts! Wish me luck!

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Sneak Peek At My First Anthems Quilt

5 Oct

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I know what you’re thinking… “Wow Eric, that’s really bright!” You’re right, but I’m not done with my layers yet. Trust me, this will transform into something else shortly, but this is what I have done so far. The finished product will be quite different. I’m not going to say what I’m doing to it yet, because I have to sample a couple things first, but it’ll get there. I promise!

I know I’m on a time constraint, but I’m hoping to get one more done after this, and if by some miracle I have extra free time, I do want to make a third one!

Wish me luck!

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The Last Zelda Commission

3 Oct

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As you know, I had to give up commissions with my super busy schedule, however this last one slipped in before I stopped. I’m so happy the guy was such a good sport with it taking several months to complete. I’m very happy with how it turned out, and maybe someday in the near future, I’ll commit myself to doing a couple of these a year. I truly do love making them, but it’s the time. Time is an all-to-precious commodity for me these days.

Next on the docket, is binding a couple of baby quilts. Then I will be all caught up, and I can focus on my Anthems quilt! Wish me luck!

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Making Some Baby Quilts

30 Sep

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Lots going on this weekend! I worked this morning, and now I’m working on embroidering 2 baby quilts. I have a queen size Zelda quilt half way quilted in my basement, but I am too tired to go quilt it. At least I can passively embroider these baby quilts while I watch old episodes of Archer. Tomorrow I’ll finish the quilting on all three of the quilts. I don’t know how, but darn it, I’ll get it done! Wish me luck! Continue reading

Anthems Quilt Entry!!!!

25 Sep

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Here is a message from Richard!!!! I still have so much work to do on mine! I have 3 commissions ahead of it! Hopefully I’ll hurry the hell up and get some sh*t done!

Here’s the direct message from Richard! He is still working on getting me a new artcall link, so when I get it, I’ll update the post!

Greetings all.

I thought I would take a moment to provide an update on the Anthems
project. I’ve seen people posting their work – and I am stunned and
amazed.
First and foremost, I have to give my deepest and sincerest apologies to
everyone for my lack of contact. Life gets busy sometimes, and that’s
the only excuse I can offer.
So that we can move forward with things, I’d like to remind everyone of
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The Pick Museum: Quilts and Human Rights

6 Sep

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There it is, my quilt for equality hanging in The Pick Museum of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University. I got see it all trussed up looking fabulous next to some other amazing quilts!

The entire evening was overwhelmingly amazing! I got to meet so many unique individuals, and the show, in general, was amazingly curated. I’m so pleased to have a quilt there among such beautiful art pieces! Later tonight, I’ll write up why Cole Hall at NIU is so significant for the anthropology museum. I’ll also post some of the better images I find from the evening!

For now, I have some pictures from the evening to share. My camera died, so they are all taken with a cell phone, so bear with me. Continue reading